Archive: 2018


Ethiopian Airlines to enter interiors market

Ethiopian Airlines Group is to start manufacturing aircraft interior components in Ethiopia, after forming a partnership with German cabin specialist Aircraft Cabin Modification (ACM).

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Railway restoration project to use new seat moquette

A heritage railway in Hampshire, UK, is looking to raise £23,000 for the renovation of seats and tables for two wooden-framed carriages, designed by Oliver...

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Teijin acquires Portuguese automotive composites supplier

Teijin has acquired Inapal Plasticos, an automotive composites supplier in Portugal.

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Bonding fibres for lightweight acoustic insulation

European polyolefin fibre supplier Beaulieu Fibres International presented UltraLink bonding fibres for the automotive composites industry at the recent ANEX Asia Nonwovens Exhibition and Conference...

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Asahi Kasei to buy Sage Automotive Interiors

Japan’s Asahi Kasei is to acquire Sage Automotive Interiors from Clearlake Capital Group for a reported US$1. 06bn, including debt.

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Shawmut to merge GRTF headliner fabrics operations

Composites manufacturer Shawmut and Glen Raven Technical Fabrics have agreed to terms to merge GRTF’s automotive headliner and speciality fabrics business into Shawmut.

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Indorama Ventures to acquire European tyre cord producer

Global chemical producer Indorama Ventures is to acquire Kordárna Plus, one of the largest producers of tyre cord fabrics in Europe, from Jet Investment.

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Lightweight high-performance acoustic material on show

A lightweight, high-performance acoustic material that offers advantageous thermal properties was introduced at Automotive Interiors Expo 2018 in Stuttgart, Germany.

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3D flat knitting technology for automotive interiors

Polyester yarn manufacturer Trevira and development services company Imat-Uve have introduced new three-dimensional flat knitting technology for automotive interiors.

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Teijin Frontier to acquire J.H. Ziegler

Teijin Frontier, the Japan-based Teijin Group’s fibre and products converting company, is to acquire J. H.

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